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  • Poll closed on 06/30/2022 at 08:57 AM

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9 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

What was he world renowned experting on?

Apparently his belief that it is perfectly possible to to have a 'top government job' in the Manx Government without actually being on the Isle of Man.  Because that worked so well when he was in charge at the DHSC.  I suppose if you think the only skills required for these jobs are bullying and lying, he may well have a point. 

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6 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Apparently his belief that it is perfectly possible to to have a 'top government job' in the Manx Government without actually being on the Isle of Man.  Because that worked so well when he was in charge at the DHSC.  I suppose if you think the only skills required for these jobs are bullying and lying, he may well have a point. 

He still can't admit that he screwed up, can he?

The man is out of his depth.

And counter to the COMIN LOCATE policy (which presumably he endorsed when in government), even if it is a temporary/interim contract.

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One of the characteristics of respected professionals,   world experts and those with the most extensive  and detailed knowledge and experience in their profession will sometimes readily respond  to a question with, a straight forward, honest ,   “ I don’t know” if it is outside their area of experience or the facts aren’t to hand, or it is a topic  they have yet to  focus their thoughts  on.

A trait which does not seem to burden Mr Ashford.

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49 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Apparently his belief that it is perfectly possible to to have a 'top government job' in the Manx Government without actually being on the Isle of Man.  Because that worked so well when he was in charge at the DHSC.  I suppose if you think the only skills required for these jobs are bullying and lying, he may well have a point. 

Indeed, I suppose if you are an actual qualified expert and get a top job in government, they can ignore and be dicks towards you whether you are actually on the Isle or not. 

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It is interesting that in the interview he says that to get the “top notch candidate” ,.. their might need to be “ compromises in working conditions”

He has perhaps revealed the approach taken in candidate selection.

It would be interesting when faced with similarly qualified candidates  how the “Top Notchers” were selected,   as there is now a proven and consistent record of disastrous failure using this process.

I suspect these candidates were impressive by apparent confidence and self promotion backed  by extravagant claims of ability from a facade of personal dynamism. 

It also raises the depressing thought that rejected were some  very able  people who may not have dazzled  with  charisma,  but  would have just quietly and efficiently excelled - doing what we need of them -

doing their  bloody job..

 

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4 hours ago, WTF said:

any rebuttals ?

He said the matter is still subjudice.

ETA:

This is not funny, it is serious. It is what he said today.

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41 minutes ago, hampsterkahn said:

 

He has perhaps revealed the approach taken in candidate selection.

I suspect these candidates were impressive by apparent confidence and self promotion backed  by extravagant claims of ability from a facade of personal dynamism. 

Mark Charters being the classic example . 

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